Plated : From a $9.99 domain at GoDaddy, to a $300 million acquisition by Albertsons

Plated, operating from Plated.com, sends its customers the necessary ingredients to cook their own meals. This is what a “meal kit service” is all about. Instead of shipping pre-made, soggy food, Plated took the novel approach when it was founded in 2012. Its main competitor, Blue Apron, operates around the same principles. There is a […]

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Kiwi man wastes good lunch money on Covfefe.co.nz domain

A man from New Zealand tossed a perfect lunch into the garbage, after deciding to register the domain Covfefe.co.nz instead. Auckland meme-lover, Samuel Chatwin, skipped lunch after a Donald Trump tweet about “Covfefe” went viral. “Spending $22.99 to get this piece of junk domain was a non-brainer,” said Samuel Chatwin. “Me and my friends could […]

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Twitter closes “video loop” service Vine down

Twitter is closing down its Vine video loop service, which it acquired in 2012 for $30 million dollars. The sudden announcement shares the sad news of how one of the top 10 social media sites will be closing down – but not today: “Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at […]

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Oracle Corporation grabs Oracl.com domain via UDRP

The domain Oracl.com was registered in 1998, and it has just now been ordered into the lap of Oracle International Corporation, Complainant in a UDRP. Despite claims that they owned the domain for 18 years, a panelist at the National Arbitration Forum stated that ownership is “unverifiable.” On top of that, findings of use for […]

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Unbelievable : Domain hijacker wannabe seeks legal advice to steal domain!

We’ve seen a lot of stupid activity in domain investing circles, but this one has to beat every single one of them. An anonymous domain hijacker wannabe, is seeking legal advice on whether he’d be in trouble if he were to proceed with a common domain hijacking activity: “If an internet domain “example.com” has its […]

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Aspen, Colorado on Flippa : And you totally redeem yourself!

Aspen, Colorado. The destination of choice for Harry and Lloyd, the common-sense challenged duo from the 1994 classic, “Dumb and Dumber.” Would you have done the same, if a Mary Swanson were the object of your desire? Meanwhile, in domain land: What a coincidence, as the domain, AspenColorado.com, hit the auction block on Flippa. Ripe […]

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Flippa cuts down free domain relisting to one

Flippa, the domain, app and web site marketplace from Down Under, has announced some changes to how freebies are handled. For a few months, Flippa shocked everyone – positively, we hope – by offering unlimited relisting of domains that did not sell the first time around. This created an oversupply of domains that were relisted […]

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Luxus.com : 19 year old domain saved from the claws of a UDRP

Luxus.com, a domain registered in 1996 – the golden era of the commercial Internet for domain registrations – was challenged in a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. A Canadian company, Luxus Management Co. Ltd., asserted rights to the domain, although they acquired a Canadian trademark in 2011 – more than 16 years since the […]

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Mary Kay: “Domain” is a registered perfume trademark

A while ago we playfully suggested that Francois of Domaining.com would introduce a fragrance for domainers. While that post was parody, sometimes, the truth can be stranger than fiction, and Mary Kay cosmetics proves this with “Domain“, a perfume for men. The Domain cologne range is aimed at the classic, traditional man who likes evenings […]

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Strauss-Kahn.com the focus of a future UDRP?

BREAKING NEWS: Former head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released from all sex charges against him, according to BBC News. This is a huge change in the DSK scandal that involved Strauss-Kahn and a New York hotel maid. As the domain name Strauss-Kahn.com was drop-grabbed after the scandal broke out, it will […]

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Switzerland-based Domainer unleases tsunami of French traffic thanks to DSK

Never underestimate the power of reporting current events with a twist. Our post about the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sex & finance scandal was picked up by Switzerland-based domainer and blogger, Rémy Sahuc – known as @Blogodomaines on Twitter. Within minutes, a tsunami of French visitors came to DomainGang to read about Strauss-Kahn.com At some point, more […]

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Head of IMF domain dropped 10 days before Strauss-Kahn sex assault

Despite the serenity status of Sundays, most people by now would know that Strauss-Kahn, head of International Monetary Fund (IMF) – was booked in NY with charges of attempted rape of a hotel maid. Allegedly abusing his position of power – and an apparent viagra after-effect – Mr. Strauss-Kahn dragged the visiting maid into the […]

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